$11 million renovations coming to Houston County High

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – New changes are coming to Houston County High School — the district recently approved a bid to begin renovations at the start of next year. 

Add this to list of changes going on along highway 96 —
While crews widen the roadways, other workers are already planning out the first wave of renovations at Houston County High.
“It’s going to be pretty much a face lift, plus your systems,” Scott Hill said. 
Hill, the director of facilities for Houston County Schools, says the project will start at the beginning of the new year.
(SH:) “You’re going to see a new roof. You’re going to see new HVAC units. We’re going to do a lot of interior renovations as far as lights, ceilings, paint.”
New floors and an upgrade to the schools’ security system are in the works.
Hill says in about 14 short months, the cement pillars in front of the school will no longer exist. Instead there will be an awning going to the front of the school.
“After 20 years, a school qualifies for renovation dollars from the state. What we do, at that time we combine those funds with our SPLOST dollars to get the best bang for our buck,” Hill said. 
$11 million to be specific.
It’ll take crews a little more than a year to renovate and rejuvenate the 190,000 square foot complex to look like this rendering.
All six buildings that make up Houston County High will see changes.
“Now we’re going through this process where we approve everything that’s going to be used in construction and ordering all the materials and then they’ll start when we get back from break,” Hill said. 
It’s a process Hill says is long overdue, but the finished results will be worth while.

Hill says the first day of construction is on January 5th. He adds the project will be completed in phases as the school year goes along. Plans are to have it all done by March of 2016. 

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